Stippling is a technique in art and drawing that involves creating images or patterns by using small, distinct dots. These dots are often placed close together to form a texture or shading effect, and the density and arrangement of the dots can be adjusted to achieve different effects. Stippling is commonly used in various art forms, including pen and ink drawings, pointillism (a painting technique that relies on dots of color), and even in some forms of tattoo art.

Stippling is often chosen for its unique and visually striking results. It requires patience and precision but can produce intricate and highly detailed drawings. Artists frequently use stippling in illustrations, pointillism (a related art style where dots are the primary building blocks of an image), and various other forms of visual art to create stunning and textured imagery.